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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-02-03 10:49
Subject: In Memoriam
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On the 3rd of February, 1960, davidstewart/David Stewart, one of Ireland's most prominent fans, was born. Over the years, he was one of the most recognisable Irishmen in SF fandom: few people who attended Octocon wouldn't have met him, but he was also to be seen at Eastercons and Worldcons. He was a large man, both in body and spirit, and usually the centre of friendly chat.

Today, he should have been celebrating his 50th birthday.

Sadly, he died of oesophageal cancer in his late 40s, and his funeral actually took place during the 2007 Octocon.

This evening, I will be raising a glass in his memory. I hope those of you who also knew him will join me.
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Natural20
User: natural20
Date: 2010-02-03 12:36 (UTC)
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I had forgotten that it was his (and your) 50th birthday (remembered the date, not the year). Thank you for reminding me. I shall, indeed, be joining you.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-02-03 14:02 (UTC)
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He was a good man.
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Erik V. Olson
User: erikvolson
Date: 2010-02-05 04:20 (UTC)
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Late, but I've been slammed and am only catching up with LJ.

Raised. Bastard cost me $10 at Chicon 2000, when I bet the three fans walking into the bar were English....

Miss him.
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